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Chapter 1023: Entering the Five-elements Star
Ning Cheng sneered. Even if he and Ruo Xi had separated, it would be a piece of cake for him to kill those three.
But more importantly, Ning Cheng felt utterly disgusted with Su Xiqian’s elder brother Su Gui. This fellow essentially defined the word shameless. After speaking with Su Xiqian and Xu Yan, Ning Cheng knew that the business of Su’s Corner had always been handled by Su Xiqian, while Su Gui and Yan Jinqing kept themselves secluded and in cultivation.
Yet, not only were Su Gui and Yan Jinqing not grateful for Su Xiqian’s dedication, they even coveted the pills in Su Xiqian’s hands. Even if he didn’t consider this matter, Su Gui was Su Xiqian’s older brother. How could he allow such shamelessness towards his own sister?
Seeing that Su Gui and Yan Jinqing understood the truth, Pengjin didn’t continue. Instead, he waved his hand and said, “Let’s put this matter aside for the time being. Since that person has a relationship with Su Gui’s sister, we can find him through Su Gui’s sister whenever we want.”
“Yes, we must hurry up and go to that Five-elements Star immediately.” Yan Jinqing quickly spoke up.
“There’s no need to hurry. I still have to invite two more people. Once they come, we can then head to the Five-elements Star.”
Pengjin said in a deep voice.
Ning Cheng didn’t listen further; he decided to head to the Five-elements Star first. Since both he and Yan Jinqing’s brother knew about the Five-elements Star, there must be others who also knew about it. Moreover, after arriving at the Five-elements Star, he didn’t have to immediately go inside. That way, he could hide to the side and see what happens.
Just as Ning Cheng was about to leave the restaurant, Su Gui and the others also walked out, looking like they had finished their talks. As Su Gui and the others walked past Ning Cheng, Ning Cheng casually planted a few spiritual consciousness imprints on the three before walking away.
Whether it was a conspiracy or not, the location on the jade strip wasn’t wrong. Five-elements Star did exist, and it had a formation hiding it from view.
If Ning Cheng didn’t know that a star was hidden here, he would have definitely overlooked it in a hurry.
After all, the star’s concealing formation was truly a top-notch natural protective formation. As an Array Formation Master, Ning Cheng could naturally gauge the power of this hidden formation. However, although a powerful natural formation, it had a broken corner. It should be because of this broken corner that someone was able to discover this cleverly hidden star.
Ning Cheng carefully observed the broken corner of this natural formation while keeping his body hidden from view. Knowing that this Five-elements Star was a conspiracy, Ning Cheng naturally wouldn’t venture in without analysing everything.
But after observing the surroundings for only a few breaths, Ning Cheng revealed a shocked expression. He had not entered the Five-elements Star, but he could acutely feel a unique aura escaping from the broken corner of the natural formation protecting the Five-elements Star. This unique aura felt similar to the Mysterious Yellow Bead’s Origin Aura but also quite different.
How could it be simple if it was comparable to the Mysterious Yellow Bead’s Origin Aura? The only explanation was that the content of the jade strip he exchanged from the Cheerful Treasure Chamber of Commerce was true. That this place did have the Five-elements Primal Chaos Aura.
However, Ning Cheng’s spiritual consciousness didn’t sweep into the Five-elements Star despite what he sensed. Instead, he kept himself hidden in the void outside the Five-elements Star, waiting for Su Gui and the others to come over. At the same, he also set up a few Void Concealing Formations around him.
Although his concealment technique could hide him from Su Gui’s group, it wouldn’t be useful in front of some Dao Transformation experts. It also couldn’t hide him from Dao Essence powerhouses. Since he decided to stay here and observe, he had to keep himself well hidden. Therefore, with the concealment technique and the concealment formations, even a Dao Essence powerhouse shouldn’t be able to discover him. At least if they weren’t specifically looking for him.
As a day passed, Ning Cheng finished setting up the concealment formations and patiently waited for the first group of people to arrive.
However, the ones who came here first weren’t Su Gui’s group, but a trio of people Ning Cheng had never seen before. All three were Dao Transformation Holy Emperors.
Three Dao Transformation Holy Emperors weren’t that big of a deal in the Grand Essence Domain with numerous sects and groups. However, a group of three Dao Transformation Holy Emperors in this remote place could be considered a powerful force.
The three quickly arrived outside the Five-elements Star and stood next to the broken corner of the concealment formation.
“Is it really pure Primal Chaos Aura?” A female cultivator among them spoke up in shock as if wanting someone else to confirm it. She had also sensed that unique aura just like Ning Cheng.
The other two also had the same expression as the female cultivator, with surprise lighting up their faces. A green-robed man standing next to this female cultivator spoke with a grating voice, “It’s not just pure Primal Chaos Aura. Cheerful Treasure Chamber of Commerce was right; it’s the Five-elements Primal Chaos Aura. This is the Five-elements Primal Chaos Aura produced after strands of innate Primal Chaos Aura fused with worldly laws. The value of this Five-elements Primal Chaos Aura wouldn’t be any lower than the innate Primal Chaos Aura, with the only distinctions being that it has elemental attributes.”
“Then what are we waiting for? Let’s go in now. We’ll follow what we agreed to before. Since I see some mist inside, we should stick together and proceed carefully.” The third Dao Transformation Holy Emperor finished speaking and immediately stepped into the hidden star protecting formation. The other two looked at each other for a moment before rushing in.
After the three went in, Ning Cheng’s spiritual consciousness carefully followed the three and swept inside.
However, Ning Cheng quickly retracted his spiritual consciousness as the three disappeared without a trace once they entered. All he could see was a layer of white fog surrounding the entire Five-elements Star. It was the same regardless of where he probed with his spiritual consciousness.
Sure enough, there was something odd with this place. But the Five-elements Primal Chaos Aura was also a decent treasure. Should he still go inside despite the apparent danger?
As a day passed, Ning Cheng didn’t see any of the three coming out. Not only did he not see the trio come out, he also saw another group of people come over. Just like before, this group was also not Su Gui’s group.
Like the previous trio, this group immediately went in and disappeared without a trace.
Ning Cheng sighed in his heart. If he hadn’t heard Pengjin’s words, although he would have still suspected this place, he most likely would have acted like the others. He would have definitely gone in to check it out, at most with a careful attitude. But now, he didn’t want to go inside. Although the Five-elements Primal Chaos Aura was good, one had to have a life to enjoy its benefits.
Still, Ning Cheng continued to wait. As four days passed, Su Gui’s group still hadn’t appeared, while Ning Cheng saw five different groups of various sizes go inside without anyone coming out.
Su Gui’s group finally showed up at the end of the fourth day. It was a group of five, comprising two Dao Raising and three Dao Sculpting Holy Emperors.
From the observations of the past few days, Su Gui’s group of five were the worst in terms of strength.
Like the previous groups, these five people disappeared as soon as they entered the Five-elements Star. Fortunately, Ning Cheng had planted spiritual consciousness imprints on Su Gui, Yan Jinqing and her older brother, so he could still vaguely sense those three had entered the depths of the Five-elements Star. But what surprised Ning Cheng was that these three people weren’t heading in the same direction.
In just half an incense stick’s worth of time, Ning Cheng could only sense one of the spiritual consciousness imprints. Moreover, this imprint had also stopped moving. Maybe it was because of some danger or something else; it simply stayed in that place and didn’t move at all.
Nine days passed by in a flash, but Ning Cheng decided to wait for another day. If no one came out, he would leave. It would also prove that this place was too dangerous as many groups entered in the past nine days, but none came out. He even saw a Dao Essence Holy Emperor go in, yet there was no word about him.
No matter how confident he was in his strength and trump cards, Ning Cheng understood that he wasn’t superior to a Dao Essence Holy Emperor. Moreover, he also had Yan Ji and Xun Hanrui with him. Xun Hanrui hadn’t woken up yet, so it wouldn’t be a big deal for her. But if he died on Five-elements Star, it would also result in Yan Ji’s death.
“This friend, if you don’t go in now, then once the auction for those jade strips ends, it would result in many people rushing to the Five-elements Star. It would also result in a larger number of people coming here. With such a large crowd, it would only be a matter of time before someone found the source of that Five-elements Primal Chaos Aura. Staying outside and watching isn’t an option, despite that it keeps you safe.” A cheerful voice appeared in Ning Cheng’s ear, followed by the figure of a man in brocade robes standing not far away from Ning Cheng.
Ning Cheng was taken aback; was he discovered? However, he quickly collected himself and realised that someone had indeed found him. That’s because the brocade-robed man was staring right at where he was hiding.
Ning Cheng sighed; with a wave of his hand, he put away the concealment formation. He knew it wasn’t the fault of his concealment formation or technique; rather, it was most likely because this person had set up a concealment formation here long ago and had noticed him setting it up. In other words, this brocade-robed man had the same idea as him. It was just that this person came here before him, so he naturally knew about Ning Cheng’s hiding spot.
This incident also served as a wake-up call for Ning Cheng. Despite the precautions, he had still overlooked a few things. If he had been more careful and checked the surroundings first, it wouldn’t have resulted in this situation.
Fortunately, this brocade-robed man seemed to be just a middle-stage Dao Raising cultivator, so Ning Cheng didn’t need to put up a guard.
“This fellow daoist, since we both have the same idea, why don’t we team up to take a look?” The brocade-robed man saw Ning Cheng coming out and spoke with cupped fists and a smile.
Ning Cheng replied calmly, “You still want to go in after seeing so many people go in and not come out? This dao friend’s courage sure is commendable.”
The brocade-robed man laughed, “What forms an opportunity? In addition to luck, an opportunity also requires courage. If you’re afraid of taking risks, then even if an opportunity is dangled right in front of you, you will still miss it. Like now, when the Five-elements Primal Chaos Aura is right in front of you and me, you will definitely miss it if you do not dare to go in and take it for yourself.”
“And if you can’t get out after going in? Is an opportunity more important, or is your life?” Ning Cheng asked rhetorically.
This time the brocade-robed man didn’t smile but laughed, “If you can’t get out, then it means that there was no opportunity. Without a heart to pursue strength, you will never become strong.”
Ning Cheng immediately felt something stir in his heart. When he saw this brocade-robed man’s flashy appearance, he didn’t put it to heart. But he didn’t expect this fellow to be so courageous.
“My name is Jing Xihua. If I don’t come out, remember to burn some incense for me…….” The brocade-robed man finished and entered the Five-elements Star with a flash.
Ning Cheng took a deep breath. Truth be told, the only reason he hesitated from going inside was because of Yan Ji. After all, Yan Ji would also end up dying if he died in this place. However, with Yan Ji’s personality, even if Yan Ji wasn’t here, it would still create the same result once she learned about the news in the future.
Thinking of this, Ning Cheng finally made up his mind and decided to also enter the Five-elements Star.
However, before entering the Five-elements Star, he had to prepare. He had already given away the Opening Heaven Talisman’s Child Talisman to Ruo Xi, but he still had a few Boundary Breaking Talismans. However, Ning Cheng wasn’t sure if these Boundary Breaking Talismans were strong enough to break through the Five-elements Star’s boundary. But he wasn’t going to leave it up to chance either, so he decided to use the same method he used to break into the Severing Emotions Dao Sect in the past, using a teleportation array.
He also walked the Dao of Array, so if he didn’t use this speciality, it would have been a waste of time and resources spent studying the Dao of Arrays. Therefore, Ning Cheng finally entered the Five-elements Star after setting up a teleportation array outside.
The Five-elements Star looked entirely white, covered in a layer of white mist, just as it appeared in Ning Cheng’s spiritual consciousness.
However, what made Ning Cheng even more surprised was that when he stood outside the Five-elements Star, he could still feel a powerful aura similar to the Mysterious Yellow Origin. But it wasn’t the same aura he felt leaking out of the star. The thought had just emerged when he felt another, clearer aura with a strong five-elemental attribute that immediately refreshed his body and spiritual consciousness.